Committee of Ministers: execution of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and Rahimi v. Greece

Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015

The execution of the M.S.S. v Belgium and Greece  and Rahimi v. Greece group of cases was considered at the 1230th meeting of the Committee of Ministers, where the implementation of human rights judgments were examined. Prior to the meeting, the Greek Council for Refugees made a submission regarding the treatment of unaccompanied minors in Greece, highlighting ‘serious gaps’ in protecting the best interests of the child, jeopardizing their protection. The Committee called upon the authorities to take all necessary steps to preserve and protect the rights of third country unaccompanied minors, pending the establishment of an effective guardianship system. 



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Keywords: 
Best interest of the child
Detention
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Reception conditions
Unaccompanied minor